Illustrative components of the geological environment

Schofield, D.; Lewis, M.; Smedley, P.; Bloomfield, J.P. ORCID:; Boon, D.. 2014 Illustrative components of the geological environment. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 34pp. (CR/14/132N) (Unpublished)

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In this chapter we provide an account of the contribution made by the Geosphere, in particular bedrock geological materials (part of the lithosphere), groundwater and hydrochemistry to the development of a GDF. In order to put this in context we provide a brief account of the general requirements of these attributes, particularly in respect of the post closure safety and, to a lesser extent, the construction phase of the GDF. We also provide a brief summary of the international approach to using bedrock geological materials and go on to describe the summary properties from a range of bedrock geological materials (lithologies and formations) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, illustrated from well-documented examples.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed. This report made open by author July 2015
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Aquifer characterisation
Date made live: 08 Jul 2015 10:50 +0 (UTC)

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